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I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! by Karen…

I Ain't Gonna Paint No More!

by Karen Beaumont

Other authors: David Catrow (Illustrator)

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Wonderful funny book for young children, I am an art teacher and this book is loved by all of my students. The illustrations are bold, bright and fun. If the truth be known I bought this book just as much for me as I am an artist too and it just made me smile. It's also fun to read because of it has a sing song tune, after the song "it ain't gonna rain no more.

This book is perfect to inspire painting lessons and color mixing. ( )
  jolenaryan | Mar 1, 2015 |
This is a wonderful book, in so many ways. First the pictures are simple but also have many details. The contrast of the rooms in black and white and the paints is great. The words have a very sing-songy way about them. After getting in trouble for painting the walls, a little boy swears of painting, but he just can't resist so this time instead of walls he decides to paint himself. Delightful.
  jdhaynes | Feb 12, 2015 |
This book is on repeat in my classroom because of its silly imagery, and off beat rhyme scheme. I love that the words are almost like a song, and that they not only rhyme but help very young students learn the various parts of their bodies. Overall, this is a rhythmic wonder, and a great addition to any classroom. ( )
  kberryman44 | Dec 6, 2014 |
Summary: a funny rhyming book about a boy who painted everything and anything. His mother took his paints from him so he couldn't paint anymore but the boy couldn't resist. He ended up painting his whole body!

Personal Reflection: I liked this book because there isn't one type of poetry. I also love how the grammar isn't correct.

Extension project:
1. Ask each student to bring in a white tshirt and a rock. Have students paint all over them both. Have a class garden and use the rocks as colorful decorations. Let students take home the shirts so they can remember the story.
2. Have the students write words that rhyme. Could be a center or a lesson on rhyming words.
  BethanyKisner | Nov 11, 2014 |
Summary: A young child takes to painting all over her mothers house. The ceilings, floors, and furniture is all covered in paint. Her mother is furious and tells the child to never paint again and hides the paints. The child finds the paints and then proceeds to paint her body parts because her mother never said anything about painting herself, just the house, right? She ended up using all of the paint and then decided that she better not paint anymore.

Review: This is a fun book that young children should read with their parents! The central message takes on a different role and teaches parents to let their children explore the world. Throughout the entire book the mother is scolding her child for wanting to paint and create art. Keeping children from art can really hinder their development and creativity. The child in the story ended up getting the paint and painting over her own body parts (another great lesson in the book). She ended up creating a masterpiece on her body, but her mother was still so angry and made her wash it off. It is difficult for parents to find balance between certain things, but they should allow their children to explore in a safe environment. ( )
  Kweber8 | Oct 28, 2014 |
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One day my mama caught me paintin' pictures on the floor and the ceiling and the walls and the curtains and the door, and I heard my mama holler like I never did before..."Ya ain't a-gonna paint no more!"
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A dab of blue here, a splash of red there, a goopy smear of green . . . everywhere. To the tune of "It Ain't Gonna Rain No More," one creative kid floods his world with color, painting first the walls, then the ceiling, then HIMSELF! Before this feisty artist is through, he'll have painted his head, back, hands, legs, feet, and . . . Oh no--here comes Mama!

Karen Beaumont's zippy text and David Catrow's zany illustrations turn an infamous childhood activity into raucous storytime fun, giving a silly twist to the fine art of self-expression.

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In the rhythm of a familiar folk song, a child cannot resist adding one more dab of paint in surprising places.

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